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Re: Web Ontology Language (OWL)?

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:24:36 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111711b9fafa500f6f@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, lobrst@mitre.org
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 2:09 PM -0500 11/15/02, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
>Subject: Web Ontology Language (OWL)?
>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:20:22 -0500
>>  Many of our documents have the title: "Web Ontology Language (OWL) ...".
>>  Did we make a decision to NOT expand the acronym correctly?
>>  Thanks,
>>  Leo
>Not exactly.  OWL is the name of our language.  It is a Web Ontology
>Language.  There was, I believe, a decision to have the document titles
>read "Web Ontology Language (OWL) ..." instead of "The OWL Web Ontology
>Language ...". 
>If you want to explain OWL as an acronym, you could even refer to OWL in
>Winnie the Pooh.  (In fact, that might be a good quote for the guide.
>Unfortunately, I don't have access to the actual quote.)

Yes, you sure do have access to the actual quote it's in our archives:

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